Hotel des Mille Collines

Hotel des Mille Collines: Our full report

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Hotel des Mille Collines is set in Rwanda's capital city: Kigali. It is a four-star international hotel with 112 rooms, set in large gardens in downtown Kigali. The hotel gained much of its notoriety from its role within the feature film, Hotel Rwanda. As within the film, the hotel attracts a distinctly business clientele, however its base in the city centre means it is a good base from which tourists can explore.

Each of the Mille Collines' rooms have private bathrooms, satellite televisions, PC hook-ups and with most of the standard hotel amenities. The rooms are spacious while not being luxurious, they offer a great base to explore the city or for a comfortable overnight stop.

The hotel also has a large swimming pool and a fitness suite, but these added luxuries will only be a minor distraction from the markets and interesting sights of the city. There is also a restaurant offering French and international cuisine and two bars offering local products as well as international drinks in the cocktail lounge.

With Kigali being in the centre of Rwanda, with most main roads leading to and from it, it is quite likely that an extended visit to the country could see you spend a night there. If a one night stop-over is necessary, then a visit to Kigali's new and insightful Genocide Museum is highly recommended. Not only does it detail the history of Rwanda's genocide, but also documents the history of genocide around the world, creating a very moving experience.

The Hotel des Mille Collines is a relatively standard, slightly anonymous, 'international-standard' hotel. In many countries, we probably wouldn't even mention a hotel like this for our travellers. However, here it's an attractive option, worth considering, because it offers standards of comfort that are relatively uncommon in hotels elsewhere in Rwanda.


Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining


Attitude towards children: Children are welcome


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

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